Vitek Center for Musical Arts

Richard and Marilyn Vitek, both graduates from Albion College’s Class of 1956, have shared their lives together for more than 60 years. Part of that sharing has come in the form of years-long generosity to their alma mater.

The Viteks have formally made a significant gift commitment—the biggest, at the time of announcement, by an individual or couple in Albion College’s 183-year history—that will result in a new building on campus. To be located near the corner of Ingham and Cass streets, just south of Goodrich Chapel, the new structure officially will be called the Richard and Marilyn Vitek Center for Musical Arts.

“The Vitek Center will transform the study and performance of music at Albion College for years to come,” says President Mauri Ditzler. “The musical arts are an integral part of the liberal arts, and this building, which will sit along our pathway to downtown, will be an ideal setting for musical offerings by our students and faculty as well as from artists locally and regionally. This will be a huge step forward for this college, thanks to Richard and Marilyn’s most generous gift.”

While the Viteks’ generosity has begun the momentum, the College continues to seek inspired partners to reach our groundbreaking goal. Will you help make the dreams of our music students a reality?



Instrumental Player

When Judy Dow Rumelhart learned about the new Vitek Center for Musical Arts, which hopes to break ground in 2019, she knew she needed to do her part to help make it happen.

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A Briton Quintet

When the Richard and Marilyn Vitek Center for Musical Arts opens for its first performance, Jim and Tamara Royle—and their three kids—plan to be there.

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Ready To Sing

A choir alumna recognizes Albion’s big musical moment. Ellen Ferguson Keleman, ’80, remembers the routine as if it were yesterday.

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All gifts will help make the Vitek Center for Musical Arts a reality.

Leave your Legacy

Partner with us to leave your musical legacy at Albion College. Naming opportunities are available, including:

For more information contact the Albion College Office of Advancement by phone 517/629-1835 or by email .